Both SERVICOM Office and Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) have agreed that NEMSA’s role of ensuring power systems and networks put in place have been planned, designed, and executed before use to deliver safe, reliable and regular electricity supply to consumers nationwide is crucial to the power sector.
CEOs of both Agencies alluded to this during the inauguration ceremony of Parastatal SERVICOM Committee (PSC) of NEMSA at the Agency’s corporate Headquarters in Abuja.
Charging newly inaugurated members of the committee, National Coordinator, SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli said more information coming out from NEMSA will grossly reduce incidences of service failure in power sector.
“We should be able to bring into what we are doing, best practices, international standards so that we can reduce the level of accidents that happen when people know and are better guided on how to run their electricity, so that Nigerians can stop feeling short-changed especially on metres”, she said.
She further enjoined the PSC to review their Service Charter to reflect international best practice and make the document available to their clients including those using the website.
The Managing Director/, Engr. Peter O. Ewesor said his agency in line with SERVICOM Principle and Presidential directive on Ease of Doing Business has cut the period of inspecting and certifying new power networks from 14 days to seven days and urged customers to report metres without NEMSA seal because their efficiency and safety may not be guaranteed.
“If you see any metre in your premises that does not carry NEMSA seal, that metre has not been tested by NEMSA and so the accuracy and workability of that metre cannot be guaranteed. We are available to investigate what the issues are to deal with them”, he said.
Director, Reforms Coordination, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Power Sector) charged members of the committee to give in their best as a lot depended on them.